VET Casual Teacher - Carpentry

Swinburne University of Technology

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Casual positions based at our Croydon campus

About the Role 
The Trades and Engineering Technology Department is seeking to suitably qualified and experienced candidates for casual teaching activities to meet the departments growth in 2024 and beyond.  

Swinburne’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) Teachers are required to inspire, engage and educate our students for the 21st century. They implement industry best practice and apply current learning technologies and contemporary learning pedagogies. They also customise and adapt our programs to meet our learners and clients’ needs that vary from certificate level through to diploma and associate degree levels.

In this role you will work collaboratively within a team of education professionals and will plan, deliver, assess, evaluate and ensure compliance of high-quality education and training programs. The units that you will deliver are from our current Construction Training Package CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry and our VET in Secondary Schools program. The requirement is to predominantly carry out teaching and assessment duties within these programs.   

The hourly rate offered will depend on the successful applicant’s skills and current qualification level (between $86.82 - $90.24 p/h). 

About You  
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 
  • Demonstrated ability to implement high quality innovative teaching and learning programs in a variety of learning modes, reflecting an understanding of successful approaches to carpentry teaching
  • Demonstrated ability to participate effectively in continuous improvement, and develop high quality teaching and assessment materials
  • Builds constructive relationships with colleagues and generates ideas for improvements which includes demonstrating high level communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, student mentoring and student experience. 
  • Possess sound computer skills to email, access databases, MS Office, and our Learning Management Systems
  • Current practical experience (currency) within the carpentry industry 

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 
  • Certificate III in Carpentry

About Vocational Education and Training 
For more than a century, Swinburne continues to persevere in our commitment to not only provide, but also transform education through strong industry engagement, social inclusion, a desire to innovate and, above all, a determination to create positive change.

Our vision for Vocational and Education Training (VET) is to be the best provider of vocational education in Australia known for our industry and community connections and excellence in student focused learning. To achieve this, consistent with Swinburne's 2025 vision, we will:

  • embrace a culture of excellence, innovation and teamwork
  • engage our students through education that is inspiring, international and industry-engaged, with a focus on developing future ready learners
  • productively link with Swinburne's Higher Education Faculties and Research to enhance the University's position and reputation
  • be the partner of choice for the industries and communities we serve

To Apply 
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.  

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Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

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Submit your application today – the advertising period for this role will close Monday 22 January 2024, at 11pm, although we will be accessing applications and may commence interviews if suitable candidates have been identified early in the advertising period.

Please note that the university will shutdown over the Christmas break and re-open in early January 2024 and this period will lengthen our usual recruitment process timelines.

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity 
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

For any support please contact or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

Victoria’s Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes 
As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant

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